Maira's Famous Quotes & Sayings

55 Maira's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I have been working for over 30 years and am always wondering about where I am and where I am going. It does not stop and become a fixed event of achievement.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I have been working for over 30 years and am always wondering about where I
The most inspiring objects are books. I have about 5,000 volumes in my home library. It's an unending source of visuals and ideas.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: The most inspiring objects are books. I have about 5,000 volumes in my home library.
Soon enough it will be me struggling (valiantly?) to walk - lugging my stuff around. How are we all so brave as to take step after step? Day after day? How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say O.K. Why do I feel so sorry for everyone and so proud?Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Soon enough it will be me struggling (valiantly?) to walk - lugging my stuff around.
If I could never work again and I could just listen to music and walk, I'd be very, very happy.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: If I could never work again and I could just listen to music and walk,
It is impossible to know what fate will bring. If you love to write or paint, you will keep on writing or painting, and things will either work out or not, and you just have to keep being in the process.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: It is impossible to know what fate will bring. If you love to write or
Maira Kalman says, Avoiding work is the way to focus my mind.Austin Kleon Maira's Sayings By Austin Kleon: Maira Kalman says, Avoiding work is the way to focus my mind.
I live in a small world of gouache and brush and pen and ink. I'd like to explore the world of multiples - etching and prints.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I live in a small world of gouache and brush and pen and ink. I'd
On the wall was a dress that I embroidered. It said "Ich Habe Genug." Which is a Bach Cantata. Which I once thought meant "I've had it, I can't take anymore, give me a break." But I was wrong.
It means "I have enough." And that is utterly true. I happen to be alive. End of discussion. But I will go out and buy a hat.
Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: On the wall was a dress that I embroidered. It said "Ich Habe Genug." Which
I have many questions, but no patience to think them through.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I have many questions, but no patience to think them through.
The ability to take a walk from one point to the next point, that is half the battle won.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: The ability to take a walk from one point to the next point, that is
There is no kind of music I don't listen to. Everything good is interesting. I am as happy with a Bach fugue as I am with a record by Thelonious Monk.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: There is no kind of music I don't listen to. Everything good is interesting. I
The book. Calming object. Held in the hand.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: The book. Calming object. Held in the hand.
I'm in a complete state of panic before I begin something because I'm sure that it's going to be a complete disaster. I'm going to do a worse job than anybody could ever imagine anybody doing on the planet Earth.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I'm in a complete state of panic before I begin something because I'm sure that
Isn't that the only way to curate a life? To live among things that make you gasp with delight?Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Isn't that the only way to curate a life? To live among things that make
Can you ... make it different this time?"
"Different, how?"
"Different position, different ... something. I want to learn it all."
Whoa, pressure. When Maira's genius brain wanted to learn something, she really applied herself.
Alisha Rai Maira's Sayings By Alisha Rai: Can you ... make it different this time?""Different, how?""Different position, different ... something. I want
While he'd been tentatively considering a possible romantic relationship with her, she'd fallen in love with him.
He could barely speak. "Why didn't you tell me?"
Mason snorted. "Yeah, that's right. Do you like Maira, check yes or no. Come on. You're almost thirty, you're old enough to go after what you want.
Alisha Rai Maira's Sayings By Alisha Rai: While he'd been tentatively considering a possible romantic relationship with her, she'd fallen in love
My sister is an artist and an interior designer. She went to high school for art. I went to high school for music.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: My sister is an artist and an interior designer. She went to high school for
Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and
I don't want to trudge up insane mountains or through war-torn lands. Just a nice stroll through the hill and dale. But now I walk everywhere in the city. Any city. You see everything you need to see in a lifetime. Every emotion. Every condition. Every fashion. Every glory.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I don't want to trudge up insane mountains or through war-torn lands. Just a nice
I still do have the little lunch bag that my mother made out of a towel and embroidered with my name on it for when I went to kindergarten.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I still do have the little lunch bag that my mother made out of a
I read obituaries first thing in the morning. With a cup of coffee. This is NOT MORBID. Just epic. Maybe it's a way of trying to figure out, before the day begins, what is important. And I am curious about all the little things that make up life. Little?Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I read obituaries first thing in the morning. With a cup of coffee. This is
He is a monk. On his card it says INNER PEACE CENTER. I will go there in February for a tea ceremony. Does he actually know more than I do about inner peace? If he met my relatives, would he have a nervous breakdown? What about his relatives? Do they drive him nuts? The truth is everybody gets on everybody's nerves.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: He is a monk. On his card it says INNER PEACE CENTER. I will go
My mother was the influence on me - my father was absent. He was a diamond dealer; he was doing wonderful things in the background, and women were left at home. So my mother really was in charge of everything: the ballet, dance lessons, piano lessons, and latkes.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: My mother was the influence on me - my father was absent. He was a
Oh, Tocqueville, you're the man.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Oh, Tocqueville, you're the man.
I don't like anything permanent; I have to be able to flee. You have to be able to flee at a moment's notice.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I don't like anything permanent; I have to be able to flee. You have to
Jump right in, or wade in slowly.
Advantage to one, it's over quickly.
Advantage to the other, it isn't.
Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Jump right in, or wade in slowly.Advantage to one, it's over quickly.Advantage to the other,
If it was time that made me lost what we were, then i hate time ...Maira Zafred Marinho Mesel Maira's Sayings By Maira Zafred Marinho Mesel: If it was time that made me lost what we were, then i hate time
My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer, telephone or a fax machine there.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: My workspace is defined by books, ephemera, quiet and light. I don't have a computer,
Go out and walk. That is the glory of life,Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Go out and walk. That is the glory of life,
She'd rather make love to him then watch any movie. "We don't have to. Did I do something wrong?"
That made him turn to her. "Of course not."
"Oh. Then don't you want to ... " She trailed off, a blush rising.
"Are you kidding me? More than anything." His expression softened. "But, Maira, I don't want to rush you, make you do something you aren't ready for."
She stared at him. He was so pretty. Was he also stone-cold stupid?
How could he think she wasn't ready for it? She'd already thrown herself at him. Twice now, if he counted the kitchen disaster.
Alisha Rai Maira's Sayings By Alisha Rai: She'd rather make love to him then watch any movie. "We don't have to. Did
I truly believe there's always a solution to every problem.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I truly believe there's always a solution to every problem.
I don't like plots. I don't know what a plot means. I can't stand the idea of anything that starts in the beginning - you know, 'beginning, middle and end.'Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I don't like plots. I don't know what a plot means. I can't stand the
I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It's about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It's about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being
It's almost impossible to reconcile the realities of how one feels during the day, hour by hour. But I approach things not cynically.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: It's almost impossible to reconcile the realities of how one feels during the day, hour
Everyone I know is looking for solace, hope and a tasty snack.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Everyone I know is looking for solace, hope and a tasty snack.
I don't listen to the news. I don't read the newspaper unless it's eccentric information - and the obituaries, of course.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I don't listen to the news. I don't read the newspaper unless it's eccentric information
Some people, surely, die on the way to something.
Then we call them the late so-and-so.
Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Some people, surely, die on the way to something. Then we call them the late
I like the brooding man - a brooding man with a sense of humor.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I like the brooding man - a brooding man with a sense of humor.
Nightmares did come true. Because, after her second night of major loving with the man of her dreams, the absolute last person she ever wanted to see was her mother. Yet there she was, her small, hefty frame trundling up the stairs to Maira's front door.
She was so frozen with horror, she couldn't move until she heard the doorbell ring.
Don't answer it. Maybe she'll go away.
Well, that was just stupid.
Alisha Rai Maira's Sayings By Alisha Rai: Nightmares did come true. Because, after her second night of major loving with the man
Washing dishes is the anecdote to confusion. I know that for a fact.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Washing dishes is the anecdote to confusion. I know that for a fact.
If something does go wrong, here is my advice ... KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: If something does go wrong, here is my advice ... KEEP CALM and CARRY ON.
We could speak about the meaning of life vis-a-vis non-consequential/deontological theories, apodictic transformation schemata, the incoherence of exemplification, metaphysical realism, Cartesian interactive dualism, revised non reductive dualism, postmodernist grammatology and dicey dichotomies. But we would still be left with Nietzsche's preposterous mustache which instills great anguish and skepticism in the brain, which leads (as it did in his case) to utter madness. I suggest we go to Paris instead.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: We could speak about the meaning of life vis-a-vis non-consequential/deontological theories, apodictic transformation schemata, the
You'd have to be completely crazy not to be influenced by and take from other artists. It's completely impossible not to.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: You'd have to be completely crazy not to be influenced by and take from other
My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in
In any work you do, you can be profound one minute, and then you be superficial the next, and you can be smart and insightful and then insipid. There can be room for all that.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: In any work you do, you can be profound one minute, and then you be
What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? ... Work and love.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability
Useless and precious objects. Taking up space. Taking up time.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Useless and precious objects. Taking up space. Taking up time.
I don't believe in politics; I don't understand any of it.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I don't believe in politics; I don't understand any of it.
Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers and music, music. Then many more flowers and many more books.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: Flowers lead to books, which lead to thinking and not thinking and then more flowers
The man stands behind the man.
The seated man thinks,
"For heaven's sake, stop standing behind me.
You are driving me mad. It is February and it is impossible.
Someone has thrown onion skins all over the stairwell. Now I will have to clean them up - though I love to sweep. But still, it is disgusting."
But all he says is "I have to go soon."
Why can't people tell the truth?
It is impossible not to lie.
It is February and not lying is impossible.
Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: The man stands behind the man.The seated man thinks,"For heaven's sake, stop standing behind me.You
On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying. I love the fragrance. Also, a Staedtler eraser, a brush for the eraser and a pencil sharpener.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying. I love the
All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or so spiffy, so funny, so splendid. If you are ever bored or blue, stand on the street corner for half an hour.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: All terrific but the people. THE PEOPLE. Everyone looks so exalted, or so wretched, or
If you go too fast you might not notice everything. On the other hand, you don't want to be late.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: If you go too fast you might not notice everything. On the other hand, you
I like Thomas Jefferson, though he intimidated me. I thought he would have been very tough to be around. I don't know if he had such a sense of humor.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: I like Thomas Jefferson, though he intimidated me. I thought he would have been very
My short attention span has allowed me a life of diversity in work and place.Maira Kalman Maira's Sayings By Maira Kalman: My short attention span has allowed me a life of diversity in work and place.